People on social media are celebrating Rep. Matt Gaetz’s offer to resign from Congress in order to defend former President Trump in his Senate trial.
Gaetz, one of Trump’s most vocal defenders in the House, said during an appearance on Trump ally Stephen Bannon’s radio show that he would step down from Congress to defend Trump in his upcoming impeachment trial if asked to do so.
“Absolutely. If the president called me and wanted me to go defend him on the floor of the Senate, that would be the top priority in my life. I would leave my House seat, I would leave my home,” Gaetz said.
The Florida Republican added that he views the “cancellation of the Trump presidency and the Trump movement as one of the biggest threats” to his district.
His offer to resign was received with glee from the internet.
“I strongly support my colleague Matt Gaetz doing this,” Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA) tweeted in response, sharing a tweet about Gaetz’s remarks.
Other users piled on:
I strongly support my colleague Matt Gaetz doing this. https://t.co/8VbpLc9NK2
— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) February 3, 2021
Cool. Let him go right ahead, then.
— One Day Things Will Get Better…. (@Imkindofsad1978) February 3, 2021
I support @mattgaetz in his quest. Do it. Do it now.
— Anil Gurcan 🚴🚄 ♻ (@gurcanmeister) February 3, 2021
Sounds like a great idea. He should do it now. Heck, he should resign from Congress so he can defend Trump in criminal court, too. It's a fantastic idea!
— SeaWitch (@SeaWitch1031) February 3, 2021
Almost like he was always more interested in having a place in the spotlight than actually governing. Sounds like his future client.
— Jason Geisenheimer (@jasongeisenheim) February 3, 2021
I forgot- fake drama is becoming his specialty. pic.twitter.com/Itg5yF2oul
— JerriLynn (@Jerri_Lynn25) February 3, 2021
What are you waiting for, Gaetz! Do it!
— Eric Slater (@ericsslater) February 3, 2021
That would be a double blessing. He’d resign and he’d lose the case
— Pippa (@BUBEEEEE) February 3, 2021